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Dominguez moves past off night at hot corner

Top defensive third baseman committed three errors in Thursday's game

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HOUSTON -- Chalk it up as just one of those nights.

Astros third baseman Matt Dominguez, who is one of the best defensive third basemen in baseball, committed a career-high three errors in Thursday's loss to the Angels, and would have had a fourth had the official scorer not given Howie Kendrick a hit on a ball Dominguez threw away in the seventh.

The three errors tied the club record for the most by any player in a game.

"It's one of those games where it kind of got away from me, but today's a new day," said Dominguez, who also drove in three runs. "I'll try to move on from it and learn from it and just go on."

Dominguez entered Thursday leading all Major League third basemen with a .990 fielding percentage. Astros manager Bo Porter, who was with the Marlins when Dominguez was beginning his professional career in Florida, has no doubt Dominguez will rebound.

"I was joking with Matty," Porter said. "I told him when I pulled out of the parking garage last night to drive home that it was snowing outside. I told him the odds of me pulling out of the parking garage and it snowing are just as good as the odds of you making three errors in one game. It was part of the game and it can happen to the best of them. It's a prime example of no matter how good you are, you can make errors."

Brian McTaggart is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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